Akron at Eastern Michigan College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/16/2018
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
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The Akron Zips travel to Convocation Center to play the Eastern Michigan Eagles on Tuesday, January 16, 2018. The opening line for this game has Eastern Michigan as 7.5 point favorites.
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Akron comes into this game with an overall record of 8-8. They currently have a point differential of -1.2 as they are averaging 72.8 points per game while giving up 73.9 per contest. Eastern Michigan has an overall mark of 10-7. They are averaging 75.7 points per contest and giving up 70.5, which is a point differential of 5.2.
Valuable Akron Zips Betting Trends
The Akron Zips are 6-8 against the spread this season
The Akron Zips are 6-8 against the over/under this year
Important Eastern Michigan Eagles Betting Trends
The Eastern Michigan Eagles are 6-5 against the spread this season
The Eastern Michigan Eagles are 5-6 against the over/under this year
Key Akron Zips Injuries
01/15/18 F Jaden Sayles Undisclosed is "?" Tuesday vs Eastern Michigan
01/12/18 F Emmanuel Olojakpoke Heart is out for season
Key Eastern Michigan Eagles Injuries
No key injuries to report
Daniel Utomi averages 16.2 points per game while playing 33.3 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 6.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is at 77%. Malcolm Duvivier averages 14.1 points per game in 33 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.7 assists per contest and 2.2 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 39% for the year while his free throw percentage is 52%.
Elijah Minnie averages 16.9 points per game while playing 31.6 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 6.1 rebounds per game and has 1.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 87%. James Thompson IV averages 15.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 11.7 rebounds per contest and 0.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 67% and his free throw percentage is 61%.
Useful Team Statistics
Akron averages 72.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 221st in the nation. Their average scoring margin is -1.2 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 222nd. Behind the arc they shoot 38%, which is good for 57th in the country. They average 34.6 rebounds per game and 13.7 assists per game, which ranks them 246th and 189th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 104th with 14.3 per game. The Zips allow 73.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 220th in Division 1. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 274th and 207th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.9 rebounds a game which ranks 121st and they give up 13.4 assists per contest, which puts them in 179th place in college basketball. They force 12.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 73rd in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
Eastern Michigan is 145th in the country with 75.7 points per game this year. They are 75th in D-1 in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 5.2. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 281st in college basketball. They are 192nd in the nation in rebounding with 35.8 boards per game, and 216th in assists per contest with 13.3. The Eagles are 174th in turnovers per game with 13.3. The Eagles surrender 70.5 points per contest, which ranks them 138th in the country. Their defense allows a 42% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 97th and 187th in those defensive statistics. They rank 311th with 15.8 assists allowed per contest and 191st with 35.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Eagles are 296th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 15.6 per game this season.
The Zips are 205th in the nation in offensive rating with 103.4, and their defensive rating of 105.1 is ranked 263rd. In terms of pace they are 188th in the country with 70.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 135th. As a team they are 148th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 46% of their shots, ranking 26th in Division 1. Akron is 80th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 278th in the nation.
Eastern Michigan is 174th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 18.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 135th in the nation. The Eagles are 126th in the country in offensive rating with 107, and their defensive rating of 99.7 is ranked 133rd. In terms of pace they are 221st in Division 1 with 69.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 123rd. As a team they are 129th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 250th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Akron/Eastern Michigan college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Eastern Michigan -7.5
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